Which is it, friend?

When your friends tell you they haven’t seen you in a year and miss you, what do you say?  I’ve been busy and I miss you too?

Nope.  No friend wants to hear that.  No friend deserves to hear that.

There are only two answers true friends want to hear.  And two answers you should be willing to give.

  1. I’ve had the best year of my life.  Let me tell you about it.
  2. I’ve worked too hard and don’t have enough to show for it.  Let me hear your thoughts on ensuring I never have to say that to you again.

True friends only want to hear one or the other.  And they’re mutually exclusive.  And there’s no in-between.